Upcoming Events at Beth Israel Congregation

Sisterhood Quarter Auction

Wednesday, December 13, 6-9pm 

Join in the fun and celebrate Chanukah with us! We will light the candles, enjoy latkes and other treats, and shop approximately 20 vendors for some great buys.

  • From 6:00-7:00 pm we can shop from many vendors (each of which will donate items for the "quarter auction".)
  • We'll light candles for Chanukah at 6:55 pm.
  • The auction begins at 7:00 pm. 
  • The evening concludes at 9:00 pm.


What is a "quarter auction" (also known as "paddle bingo")?

  • Participants buy one paddle for $5 or 3 paddles for $10. Each paddle has a number on it. Playing with more paddles increases your chances of winning the item being auctioned.
  • Balls with numbers matching the paddle numbers are put into a container.  A numbered ball will be selected for each item being auctioned.
  • People bid by putting quarters into a container on their table and raising the number of paddles they are playing to show they are bidding.
  • The number of quarters bid per item being auctioned depends on the value of the item being auctioned as follows:
    • $10 - $24.99--One Quarter 
    • $25 - $49.99--Two Quarters 
    • $50 - $74.99--Three Quarters 
    • $75 - or more--Four Quarters 
    • For example, if you want two chances to win an item worth $25.00-$49.99 you would bid two quarters for each paddle, or four quarters total for that item.  Most items will be for one or two quarter bids.
  • The emcee draws a ball and calls the number for the winning bid.

The person with the winning bid will get the item. You could win something worth $50 for just three quarters (75 cents)!

There will be great items to bid on including:

  • Tupperware
  • Magnabilities
  • LuLa Roe
  • Sisters 'N Stitches
  • Party Lite
  • Arbonne Cosmetics
  • Lemongrass Spa
  • Sisterhood Gift Shop
  • Stella & Dot
  • MaryKay 
  • Gift cards to local establishments
  • Consultation with a nutritionist 
  • Gift baskets 

...and much more!

Quarters will be available in $10 rolls for cash exchange for you to use to bid with during the auction.  You can buy great Chanukah gifts from our vendors as well!

Bring your friends.  We'll have a fun evening and enjoy yummy snacks. You can bid on some great items for just a few quarters!

Click below to find out more about the Quarter Auction craze!


If you or anyone you know would like to donate items for the auction or participate as a vendor, please contact Monica Rosen at monicaglevin@comcast.net.

Proceeds to benefit Beth Israel Sisterhood.

Please note: If Baltimore County schools are closed Wednesday, December 13 , the event will be rescheduled.

In case of inclement weather please call 410-654-0800 for updates. You can also check this web page and our facebook page.